2019 marks the 50th anniversary of NASA landing on the Moon. It represents one of mankind’s greatest achievements, defining the USA as the victor in the space race with an accomplishment to rank with Christopher Columbus discovering the New World.
Inspired by the Apollo 11 mission that delivered astronauts to the lunar surface, in a licensed collaboration with NASA, Montegrappa has reproduced the iconic Saturn V rocket, interpreted as a writing instrument. To be offered as a fountain and a rollerball pen, the Moon Landing Collection made in white pearlised resin with sterling silver trim, adorned with enamel to reproduce a three-dimensional trompe-l’œil effect of the rocket body’s First, Second and Third “stages”.
Complementing the exclusive CULT limited editions of the Moon Landing Collection, the standard edition is available in the fountain pen, rollerball and ballpoint formats. The fountain pen is fitted with a stainless steel nib with Montegrappa filigree etching, and it is fed through both cartridge and converter. The fuselage of the standard Moon Landing pen is made entirely in aluminium, laser-etched with images of the USA lettering and the US flag, with a trompe l’oeil play of satin and polished surfaces, replete with a signature clip in the form of the stairway structure supporting the rocket. The Packaging draws inspiration from Apollo Lunar Sample Return Container.
The Montegrappa Moon Landing fountain pen has a stainless steel nib and uses the standard international cartridge/converter filling mechanism.
Italy's first pen producer, Montegrappa, began manufacturing pens in 1912 in its factory in Bassano del Grappa in Italy. Utilizing natural celluloid and precious metals,Montegrappa combines traditional methods such as die-casting with more recent innovations as low-relief engraving to form their precious art objects. Whether Montegrappa use colors reminiscent of the master painters or ornamentation suggestive of Baroque palaces, the Italian heritage and romance is infused into each product.